Water activity

London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
Water activity

London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

From US$ 28.49 per person


See London's famous sights on a leisurely cruise of the River Thames. The 24-hour river pass enables you to hop on and hop off for 24 hours at any of London’s main destination piers, such as Westminster, Greenwich, London Eye, and the Tower.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sit in all-weather boats with panoramic vision and open deck areas
  • Get myriad photographic opportunities of the most famous sights of London
  • Enjoy on-board refreshments at the bar, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks on all ships
  • Listen to a lively commentary of all the attractions, such as the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and Globe Theatre
  • Enjoy unlimited travel within a 24-hour period
Full description

Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more. During the festive season from December to January, all boats will be decorated and kids will get Christmas coloring sheet and pencils to keep them entertained while parents relax by sipping on a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie from our fully stocked bar. 'Tis the season to be jolly!

  • 24-hour hop-on and hop-off ticket to the cruise
  • On board commentary
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase on board)

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Meeting point

The cruise starts at Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier between 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check for any changes to advertised services
  • The ticket is valid for unlimited travel within a 24-hour period
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1838 reviews

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Great experience. Very organised. Clean boats with plenty of choice for seating upstairs and covered downstairs. Staff gave a live commentary which was informative and entertaining. All staff encountered were friendly and polite. Cafe on board and toilets. Children enjoyed it so a good value way to travel and spend the day sightseeing.

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March 31, 2023

We took the Thames hop-on, hop-off boat cruise on Sunday, 4th September, 10:00, which I specify because I unfortunately don't remember the name of the chap giving the live tour at the top of the boat - but if he or his bosses read this, rest assured he was brilliant. Incredibly informative and humorous, and took a few photos of me and my partner for us. We only hopped off to see the Cutty Sark before hopping back on. And sure, it's the same commentary once you've gone round already, but I wouldn't expect anything more. I will say it was a bit confusing before we initially boarded, because we (and others) were there before any staff and we weren't sure which boat stand to queue in front of (there are several, none with this name), but we worked it out with process of elimination. Turns out we hadn't needed to queue because we already had a ticket - whoops. Someone there to say "ticket holders over here!" would've been nice, but it didn't spoil the occasion. Overall, great value for £.

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March 31, 2023

One of the highlights of my week in London! The trip gives you an overview of the city’s layout to help plan the rest of your trip. You can use it as your transport to Greenwich and the Tower of London and enjoy a leisurely boat trip while you’re at it. The commentary was fantastic…equal parts history and witty commentary with a few ‘dad jokes’ thrown in for good measure. I would highly recommend this experience!

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March 31, 2023

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